Inheritance and Genetics of Uterine fibroids
Racial Patterns for Uterine fibroids:
Race Profile for Uterine fibroids: African American 2-3 times more than Caucasians.
Racial Information for Uterine fibroids: Although not life
threatening, uterine fibroid tumors are also more common in
African-American women. (Source: excerpt from Minority: NWHIC)
About inheritance and genetics:
Inheritance of Uterine fibroids refers to whether the condition is inherited
from your parents or "runs" in families.
The level of inheritance of a condition depends
on how important genetics are to the disease.
Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited,
partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited,
and non-genetic diseases are not inherited.
For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.